What’s New & What’s Back: Fall TV Schedule 2016
Primetime television will have many newcomers in its TV lineup this Fall. While multiple cancellations were announced back in the Spring, there are plenty of shows that survived the chopping block. Here’s the local primetime schedule for this Fall so you can start planning when to watch!
*Note: Times are shown in EST
Dancing With The Stars - September 12, 7:00 P.M. on ABC
Amber Rose, Ryan Lochte, Babyface, and Vanilla Ice are set to hit the dance floor for Season 23.
American Horror Story – September 14, 9:00 P.M. on FX
The theme of the sixth season has not been confirmed by creator Ryan Murphy but the fans know Lady Gaga will return. The commercials have given clues of spiders, old farm houses and extraterrestrials.
Project Runway – September 15, 8:00 P.M. on Lifetime
Season 15 is expected to come back strong with the same judges, host Heidi Kulm and mentor Tim Gunn, who recently criticized last season’s winner for making plus-sized clothing for women “hideous.” He expects this year’s contestants to bring it their all.
Hell’s Kitchen - September 16, 7:00 P.M. on FOX
Chef Gordon Ramsey does not hold anything back for Season 16 as the winner will be awarded as head chef in Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.
The Voice – September 19, 7:00 P.M. on NBC
Joining as coaches this season are Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. Be prepared to see upcoming new talent and chair-turning entertainment!
New Girl - September 20, 7:30 P.M. on FOX
The popular sitcom is set to come back with unexpected surprises. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is expected to be pregnant and Megan Fox will reprise her guest star role as Nick’s girlfriend, Reagan.
Scream Queens – September 20, 8:00 P.M. on FOX
Chanel (Emma Roberts) and her minions in pink are back. Keke Palmer is back. John Stamos and Taylor Lautner will joining the cast and Hester (Lea Michele) is not done with the Chanels just yet.
Empire - September 21, 8:00 P.M. on FOX
Last season left off with Lucious Lyon marrying his son’s baby mother in order to avoid any police questioning and the biggest question is if Rhonda lives after Anika pushed her down the stairs. Mariah Carey and Rita Ora are set to guest star.
How To Get Away With Murder - September 22, 9:00 P.M. on ABC
Season three continues with the “Keating 5” struggling to move on with their lives in law school due to Mahoney’s murder being unsolved and Annalise’s reputation is on the line which influences her to create a criminal law clinic. She also deals with a decision regarding Frank, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Bob’s Burgers - September 25, 6:30 P.M. on FOX
The popular sitcom that features the Belchers will be back with a season full of new plots and many laughs.
Family Guy – September 25, 8:00 P.M. on FOX
Season 15 will not disappoint, especially with the return of the character Vinny.
Younger – September 28, 9:00 P.M. on TV Land
Two words: Hilary Duff. Okay, the show is more than that. Liza, recently divorced, lands a job at the publishing firm, Empirical Press, as an assistant where she meets Kelsey (Hilary Duff) and together they move far in the company and are faced with many obstacles.
NEW Shows to Watch:
These brand-new shows are sure to bring fresh and exciting entertainment this fall and will not disappoint!
The Case to Watch: JonBenet Ramsey – September 18, September 19, & September 25 on CBS
In a six-hour docuseries event, the original investigators unite to re-examine the tragic case of the toddler pageant-queen 20 years later.
Atlanta – September 6 on FX
David Glover (musically known as Childish Gambino) plays Earn who becomes his cousin’s manager in order to get his career off the group and improve their lives.
Rob & Chyna – September 11 on E!
Newly engaged Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna open the doors for everyone to see their everyday lives. They laugh, they cry and they fight all throughout the course of Blac Chyna’s pregnancy.
The Good Place – September 19 on NBC
Kristen Bell plays Eleanor, a New Jersey woman who learns what is considered “good” and “bad” which makes her turn a new leaf on her past behavior.
Lethal Weapon – September 21 on FOX
A former Navy Seal suffers the loss of his wife and baby and decides to move to Los Angeles. He gets partnered with LAPD Detective, Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr.) who must avoid any stress from suffering a minor heart attack.
Designated Survivor – September 21 on ABC
Kiefer Sutherland appears in this new series as a lower-level U.S. Cabinet Member who is handed the presidency when a tragic attack during the State of the Union Address kills everyone above him in the presidential procession.
The Exorcist – September 23 on FOX
The new thriller follows two very different men tackling a family’s case of a horrifying demonic possession and confronts the face of true evil.
MacGyver – September 23 on CBS
Following the former series that aired decades ago, the series follows a young MacGyver who has a keen skill of using unconventional ways of preventing disasters from happening.
Pitch – September 22 on FOX
Kylie Bunbury plays a young girl who is destined to break barriers by becoming the first woman to play baseball in the major leagues.
Conviction – October 3 on ABC
Daughter of a former U.S. president, Carter Morrison is blackmailed into working with L.A.’s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. With her team, there is credible suspicion of an individual wrongfully convicted of a crime.
Frequency – October 5 on The CW
A female police detective (played by Peyton List) discovers that she is able to speak with her estranged father who was also a detective, via ham radio, who died in 1996. Unexpected consequences occur while working together on an unresolved murder that wreak havoc in the present day.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life – November 25 on Netflix
The mother-daughter duo is back in a miniseries which will consist of four 90-minute episodes each representing a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall). The good news is the majority of the original cast members will be back for the revival series including Melissa McCarthy. If Lorelei and Rory haven’t won your hearts before in the WB series, they surely will now.
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